THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Douglas E. Wolfe
Issue Date: February 7, 2019
Douglas E. Wolfe, 82, of Waupaca, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at home after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
Born May 28, 1936 in Chippewa Falls, WI to Lyman and Myra (Dillon) Wolfe, he was raised in New London and graduated from New London High School in 1954. He served in the United States Marine Corp and then attended Wisconsin Business Vocational School. In 1958, he met Patricia Laux and they married on Oct. 1, 1960 at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London.
After marriage, he worked for his father-in-law at at Pete's Mobile until 1965 when he started at New London Savings and Loan where he worked until 1972. They then moved to Waupaca where he served as president of Homestead Savings and Loan, then Community Savings and Loan until 1987. He later sold real estate with Shambeau and Lyons and then worked with his son David with SBA towers.
Active in his community, he belonged to the New London JC's, the Waupaca JC's, the Waupaca Lions, Curling and Country Clubs and was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed the fellowship of the Drivas Coffee Club and later the Stratton's Morning Coffee Club.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Wolfe; two sons, Steven Wolfe of Marinette and David (Farrah) Wolfe of Waupaca; two daughters, Sharyl (Michael) Friedel of Waupaca and Linda (Todd) Anderson of Menomonee Falls; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Tom (Sue) Wolfe of New London; a sister, Jane Ann Kluge of Hortonville and a sister-in-law, Jeanne (Walt) Crivello of Wauconda, Ill.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Jack Meshke; a brother, Larry Wolfe; a brother-in-law, Bruce Kluge and many other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by other relatives and dear friends.
Visitation was held at Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca on Friday, Feb. 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitation continued on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Jeff Fletcher, officiating. Memorials can be made to Wisconsin Parkinson Foundation or the American Cancer Society.